It happens all the time, nearly every time I fish- refusals. A trout slashes at my fly, but seems to miss. Or a trout turns to look at my fly, perhaps even floating beneath my dry fly, but chooses not to eat it. It’s certainly a disappointment as your heart sinks, but how and when these near misses occur tell us a lot. And what we learn just might help us catch him on the next pass. Pick up a copy of November’s American Angler Magazine to find out more.